Odyssey connects governments, corporates and non-profits with innovative entrepreneurs from around the world to let them jointly tackle 21st-century challenges. Together, we create an interconnected, multi-stakeholder ecosystem to build a future.
Each season is a 10-month journey starting from problem identification to building the solutions and implementing pilots.
Throughout this journey, we bring together stakeholders with whom we articulate the challenges, exchange knowledge and prepare for the 48-hour hackathon, where selected teams develop prototypes, supported by all program partners and 200+ specialized experts, such as legal advisors and financial regulators.
The best teams proceed to Odyssey Ignite, where they are supported towards a multi-stakeholder pilot.
Since 2016, more than 230 prototypes have emerged from the program addressing the challenges of over 40 partners.
Odyssey is now in season 4, with the 2020 edition of the hackathon coming up on September 11-13 in Groningen, the Netherlands.
Connecting the dots of all 20 challenges to co-create a bigger picture
We believe that the value of blockchain is in the possibility to “commonize” important parts of digital infrastructure. We strive to build this new type of common public digital infrastructure as an alternative to the current practice in which the important parts of the information and communication infrastructure are proprietary: owned by governments, corporations, and others.
A shared public digital infrastructure owned by no one and used by everyone, where each new open protocol unlocks a new market. A digital infrastructure upon which mass collaboration can flourish. Read more about our vision of a digital infrastructure
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Edition 4 (September 11-13, 2020)